The Pittsburgh Steelers have shown the door to offensive coordinator Todd Haley. This comes after a rumored strained relationship between quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
This was first reported by Ian Rapoport on Twitter.
Oddly enough, on his radio show, Ben Roethlisberger hinted he wanted Todd Haley to remain the offensive coordinator in 2018.
“The least amount of change the better,” Roethlisberger said. “We don’t want to have big changes because we’re right there. We’re on the cusp.”
Getting rid of the team’s offensive coordinator does seem like a big change, if we are being honest about it.
Also of note in that interview: Big Ben claiming he’s not allowed to audible in certain situations, which is clearly a reference to when the Steelers decided to not run a QB-sneak in the team’s loss last weekend to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“I’d love to,” Roethlisberger said about running the ball. “I actually literally tuned in to you guys for two minutes and heard you guys and the fans bashing us for not quarterback sneaking and not believing me when I say that we don’t run it and I want to do it. Since it’s my show now, I can speak freely and tell you guys, my co-hosts, that I truly have never said ‘I don’t want to run it’ and I don’t have the freedom to check to a quarterback because we don’t have that call if we’re not in the huddle.”
Roethlisberger added, “If you’re at the line of scrimmage, we don’t have a call to get to a quarterback sneak … am I supposed to whisper to everyone ‘quarterback sneak’?”
All of the drama!
Haley was with the Steelers since 2012.